I've worked at this job for over a year now, and I recently signed on for another year this past April. It's doing research that I really enjoy, and in the past I found the work environment to be fairly positive.
However this year has been brutal. It's only been 4-5 weeks of work, and it is as if my boss suddenly hates me. He's constantly raising his voice, telling me to do things (then changing his mind) and scolding me when I do them, comparing me to other students, and claiming I'm not dedicated, and that there are other students who want this job.
I'm honestly tired out of my mind and don't have any energy to work this job anymore. I come in an hour earlier than everyone else, and work through lunch, yet I'm still getting scolded. It's a very hostile environment, and I know I have so many other things I could and should be doing. I just feel terrible because it has only been 4-5 weeks (out of 16 for a normal summer position) but I know I can't keep it up.
I want to find a way to quit, without burning bridges. I'm just not sure what the best way to approach the situation is because I'm scared that if I do ask to resign he will become irate or question me for leaving. There are also 3 other students in my year and program, and I don't want my reasons to spread around the workplace. Overall I'm just very uncomfortable with the whole situation and really not sure how to approach it.